Grez Guitars Releases the Mendocino Short Scale Bass

A semi-hollowbody derived from the popular Mendocino guitar.


Grez Guitars announces the release of Mendocino Short Scale Bass, broadening their popular Mendocino line of instruments. Utilizing salvaged Old Growth Redwood and semi-hollow construction, the bass captures the aesthetic and voice of the classic instruments it’s based on while delivering modern high-performance hardware and playability. The Mendocino Bass is available for order now from Grez Guitars and their dealers.

“Inspired by the vintage pieces from the 60’s, I sought to create something with a similar feel and sound, not a reproduction, but an ode to in my style’” says Luthier Barry Grzebik. “Building with old growth reclaimed Redwood originally harvested a 100 years ago helps create a voce and story that’s unique.”

The 30” scale instrument comes in at just 5.6lbs and fits in a guitar size case making it incredibly travel friendly. The Babicz saddles ensure solid intonation and energy transfer to the body and the Novak Lipstick pickups help the voice be as vintage as the looks. Customization is welcome with delivery times as little as 8 weeks.

Features

  • Salvaged Old Growth Redwood Top
  • 1.875" Thick, 5.6lbs, 30" Scale, 18 Jumbo Frets
  • Semi-Hollowbody Design
  • Honduran Mahogany Body and Neck
  • Curtis Novak Lipstick Pickups
  • Macassar Ebony Fretboard, 12” Radius
  • Babicz Saddles, Gotoh Res-O-Lite Tuners
  • Satin Nitro Finish

Grez Mendocino Short Scale Bass Demo

Street price: $3,200 USD. More info: www.grezguitars.com.


Want to play different pedal sequences in a flash? These handy boxes provide more tone solutions than you might realize.

There is no right or wrong way to wire a pedalboard. It’s really a matter of personal taste and what our ears find pleasing. Every musician has their own thing, and our pedalboards are certainly an extension of that. For some, reconfiguring the pedalboard is a lifelong process, and adding a new device often means something has got to go, because real estate is crucial!

Read MoreShow less

Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein unveils a new line of strings, collaborating with Josh Vittek of Sheptone.

Read MoreShow less

My years-long search for the “right” Bigsby-outfitted box finally paid off. Now how do I make this sumbitch work in my band?

Considering the amount of time I’ve spent (here and elsewhere) talking about and lusting after Gretsch hollowbody guitars, it’s taken me a remarkably long time to end up with a big Bigsby-outfitted box I truly love. High-end Gretsches are pricey enough that, for a long time, I just couldn’t swing it. Years ago I had an Electromatic for a while, and it looked and played lovely, but didn’t have the open, blooming acoustic resonance I hoped for. A while later, I reviewed the stellar Players Edition Broadkaster semi-hollow, and it was so great in so many ways that I set my sights on it, eventually got one, and adore it to this day. Yet the full-hollowbody lust remained.

Read MoreShow less
x